Police spike fleeing car, three teens due in court

12:10 pm on 27 October 2023
police car at night in street

The teenage driver and two of the four passengers in a vehicle that fled police in the early hours of Friday are set to appear in Manukau Youth Court. Photo: 123RF

Five teenagers have been caught after police spiked a fleeing vehicle in South Auckland.

A car, which police believed to be stolen, fled after being signalled to stop shortly before 1am on Friday, they said in a statement.

The Eagle helicopter followed the car through Manurewa, police said.

The vehicle was spiked before eventually coming to a stop on Cavendish Drive, where officers arrested the 16-year-old driver.

The driver and two passengers, also aged 16, will appear in the Manukau Youth Court today.

A 13-year-old and a 12-year-old were referred to Youth Aid Services.